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What did brown and Ryan's 2013 research show about mindfulness?

Is effective...
Decreases depression, stress and anxiety

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What did Sharipo et al's 2002 reasearch show about mindfulness?

It is effective...
It increases happiness and life satisfaction

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What did Mantsiod & Giannov's research show about mindfulness?

Is effective...
179 participants trying to loose weight practiced meditation for 6 weeks, those who meditated lost more weight than those who didn't

4

What did Reibel et al 2001 show about mindfulness?

Mindfulness based stress reduction techniques used in hospitals, deceased anxiety and depression in 136 patients in an 8 week programme that involved 20 minutes of meditation a day

5

What are a lot of studies into mindfulness?

Pilot studies

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Why is the fact they are pilot studies an issue?

Not well controlled

7

Why might the mindfulness itself not be effective?

Placebo effect - person feels better because they expect to

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Why is it not fair to measure the effectiveness of mindfulness in the same way as other therapies?

Not developed to treat mental illness, developed from Buddhism

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Who may benefit more from mindfulness?

The psychologically healthy

10

What is one issue of mindfulness?

Not effective...
Does not address the root cause of psychological disorder such as stress, trauma, faulty thinking, neurotransmitters

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What does mindfulness teach a person?

To accept thoughts without judgement or dwelling

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Why is a acceptance of thoughts without judgement an issue?

•Does not address cause of thoughts
• could keep recurring if not examined
• not appropriate for all illnesses

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Even though mindfulness doesn't get to the root of the thoughts what does it do?

Help an individual cope with their thoughts and not dwell on them, alleviating their suffering

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